Tag Archives: Azure Active Directory

Disable Directory Synchronization in Office 365

By | November 21, 2016

Any organization that signs up with Office 365 are given 3 identity models to choose. The identity model you choose decides the level of control you as an admin have and the convenience for your users. Cloud identity Synchronized identity Federated identity When you use cloud identities, you would be provisioning your Office 365 users and other… Read More »

Self Service Password Reset In Office 365

 A question I get every now and then is, “Does it have to be administrator’s job to reset user passwords?”. Though the answer to that question heavily depends on an organization’s compliance policies and practices, I stand with the idea that an administrator resetting a user password should be the last resort. It may not be a… Read More »

Multi-Factor Authentication in Office 365

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is the concept that hardens the security of authentication services by adding an additional layer of verification to conventional user name and password based authentication. For example, this could be an SMS, a phone call or smart card, etc… MFA has been around in the industry for quite some time now and many of us have… Read More »

Azure AD Connect Sync Errors: UPN Changes Aren’t Synced

By | January 13, 2016

I was working at a customer’s location few days back on an Office 365 hybrid deployment. I faced an issue where one of the users that was being synced from the on-premises Active Directory was having a different UPN on the Azure AD. This user’s original UPN was changed in the on premises Active Directory because of… Read More »